TRUDEAU TO PREMIERS, MAYORS: ''DO THE RIGHT THING'' AS COVID-19 CASES RISE
Nov 10, 2020
By Bob Komsic
The prime minister is pulling no punches in the fight against COVID-19.
”We’re seeing record spikes this morning across the country,” Justin Trudeau began.
”So I’m imploring the premiers and our mayors to please do the right thing — act now to protect public health.
The prime minister also says if they feel they need more help from Ottawa to say so.
”If you think something is missing in the support we’re offering for your citizens — tell us.”
”With rising cases … there’s an added pressure on all orders of government to keep people safe and to protect jobs,” as Trudeau suggests targeted shutdowns and restrictions could help prevent more problems down the road.
”I would hope that no leader in our country is easing public vigilance because they feel pressure not to shut down businesses or slow down our economy. I understand that worry, but let me tell you — that’s how we end up with businesses going out of business, and the economy damaged even more. Beating COVID is the only way to protect our economy.”
As the prime minister was speaking, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced widespread shutdowns are coming to his province, including a ban on social gatherings of any kind starting Thursday.